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Pearl Izumi
Men's Elite Escape Shorts

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Escape to new shorts.

Riding your bike is hard enough, why punish yourself by doing it on a stale, flat chamois in the pair of shorts you bought 5 years ago? Based on the success of the Elite In-R-Cool short, the Pearl Izumi Elite Escape short is the best version yet. Featuring updated P.R.O. Transfer fabric, a brand new chamois and a redesigned anatomical fit, the Elite Escape allows you to pedal in comfort while you’re punishing the pack.

Featuring the new Elite Escape 1:1™ chamois, this multi-layered pad features a floating top sheet allowing the shorts to move with you as you pedal, reducing friction while simultaneously increasing comfort. P.R.O. Transfer fabric is used throughout the shorts, wicking away moisture from your body and into the air.


Available in a variety of colors. Sizes Small - 2XL.

SMLXLXXL
Chest35"-37½"37½"-40½"40½"-43½"43½"-46½"46½"-49" 
 
Waist29"-31½"31½"-34½"34½"-37½"37½"-41½"41½"-45" 
 
Hips35"-37½"37½"-40½"40½"-43½"43½"-46½"46½"-49" 
 
Inseam31½"32"32½"33"33½" 
 
 

Style Type: non-Bib 

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If it aint broke, don't fix it
by Bob C.
Cycling Enthusiast
Branford CT
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short
5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

Have bought one pair each of the past 5 yearsI ride a yearly total of 1800-2200 miles on Trek Madone 5.9 .I ride 5 times per week April - Oct. (less in the rest) in Ct. I would consider myself to be a serious recreational rider combining it with running, daily intense gym workouts and focus on maintaining above average physical conditioning. The Pearl Izumi Elite bike shorts are extremely well made, very comfortable yet durable fabric and seat padding. Fit is excellent. They don't rid up, pinch or loose elasticity. A quality product. I'm 6'2 and 192 ilbs with a fairly aggressive riding style. I rotate the latest pair of shorts with usually two to three rides rides every two weeks with last years shorts ( shorter rides only). The first time I put on a pair of Elite In R Cools, I felt total satisfaction .. rare for me . The best part is every year each parameter remains the same ( with only changes being in color scheme. Knowing the product remains the same in all features year in and out makes it a no brainer to continue buying. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Reviewed 1/20/2017
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Great shorts for longer rides
by anwittin
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR

These have been great shorts for longer rides. I use them on 100k & 200k rides and have found them to perform better than any other shorts. The leg grippers hold well and the waist doesn't seem to drop much, the chamois is also thick enough and doesn't shift or bunch. These have be come my shorts of choice now.

Reviewed 2/19/2018
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Comfortable and well made
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
arvada, CO
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Purchased these for my husband, who is an avid cyclist, as a gift. He let me know right away how much he likes these shorts. His comments are that the shorts are very comfortable , have held up well already to regular washing and he would recommend highly. Size seems appropriate.

Reviewed 2/11/2018
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lighter material than prior generation
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast

I prefer the heavier weight of the earlier generation of Elite

Reviewed 2/8/2018
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Fit well, no chafing, very comfortable
by Anonymous
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short

Great shorts

Reviewed 10/13/2017
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Good buy, good fit!
by Anonymous
dallas
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short

Great fit, comfortable, and a chamois that works well. Good value, too!

Reviewed 10/9/2017
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PREFERED ELITE CHAMOIS OVER THE PRO. ROAD BETTER AFTER A COUPLE OF WASHES.
by BOBC
Cycling Enthusiast
HOUSTON, TX
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

WASH THESE A COUPLE OF TIMES BEFORE RIDING. THE ELITE HAS A LITTLE MORE PADDING THAN THE PRO.

Reviewed 7/21/2017
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PREFERED ELITE CHAMOIS OVER THE PRO. ROAD BETTER AFTER A COUPLE OF WASHES.
by BOBC
Cycling Enthusiast
HOUSTON, TX

WASH THESE A COUPLE OF TIMES BEFORE RIDING. THE ELITE HAS A LITTLE MORE PADDING THAN THE PRO.

Reviewed 7/21/2017
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This is the best cycling short I've ever purchased.
by Long Rider
Cycling Enthusiast
Ann Arbor, Mi
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short
3 of 10 customers found this review helpful.

I ride over 6,000 miles each year. That's a lot of time in the saddle. As soon as I switched to the R-Cool short the riding comfort was so much better. At 6' 3 and 235 lbs my behind takes quite a pounding. These shorts are all I want to put on these days. Makes my other riding shorts obsolete. My only regret is I didn't go with these shorts sooner. A bit more money but well worth it.

Reviewed 1/17/2017
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Pricey but functional
by DonWA
Cycling Enthusiast
Palatine, IL
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short

These are expensive shorts but they do deliver what they promise. They breathe exceptionally well and are very comfortable. Look for a sale to take some of the sting out of the price.

Reviewed 10/26/2017
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Very comfortable on long rides.
by LarryL
Cycling Enthusiast
SoCal.
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I ride about 5 days a week and these are my go to shorts for rides over 50 miles. The pad is very comfortable which helps on longer rides. The elastic in the legs holds up your legknee warmers if you need them on cooler days. I have a couple pair of these shorts and I find them to be very durable and have not stretched out. The black color has started to fade a little on my older pair but they still fit great.

Reviewed 1/16/2017
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Keeps getting better
by Jan the Man
Cycling Enthusiast
Sarasota FL
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short

Snug fit, but appropriately so. Will keep it lasting longer. Excellent quality. Decent chamois.

Reviewed 1/5/2017
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they've shrunk
by sonoma biker
Cycling Enthusiast
Santa Rosa,CA
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short

Seems to be the same great Pearlizumi quality, but they seem to have shrunk their shorts a 12 to 34 of a size. A medium used to fit me perfectly and now it's a bit snug. Wish they wouldn't have changed the sizing because now I'm inbetween sizes.

Reviewed 1/6/2017
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Great fit
by Anonymous

I really like the new version of this short. Comfortable and the sizing is more accurate.

Reviewed 10/12/2017
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Unbelievably good
by DonWA
Cycling Enthusiast
Palatine, IL
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short

I have never owned a pair of $100 short before. When I saw these on a good sale I had to try them to see if they are really worth the money. I have to say the comfort of these shorts beats any other shorts I own including less expensive Pearl Izumi's I own. They run a bit small so don't believe the size chart. I am 5'10, 170 lbs and have a 33 waist and with these shorts I need an Extra Large. I still don't think I could spend over $100 on a pair of shorts but if you catch these on a good sale they are hard to beat.

Reviewed 10/8/2017
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Still the Great PI Shorts I know But a Tad Tight
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
San Jose, CA
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short

These are my 3rd pair of PI shorts I bought over the last 6 years. I find PI shorts Elite and Pro models to be well constructed and designed. The material feels nice and the construction is solid but the fit on these seemed a tad tight compared to the Elite and the Pro shorts I purchased in the past. I realize they are tight right out of the package but I don't think my older ones were this tight when new. It wasn't a deal breaker for though. Once I got going, they felt fine. I wore them on San Jose to Big Sur (220 miles round trip) packed bike tour and I forgot that I had them on. The padding was certainly good enough but not as exotic or anatomically sculpted like the ones on my high-end Catelli racing bibs but for general riding and touring, it's a solid performer.

Reviewed 10/3/2017
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Great product
by Anonymous
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short

First ride was a 30 miler with this shorts. No problems. Comfortable thicker pad. Almost ordered another pair when I got home.

Reviewed 10/5/2017
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Fits perfectly and comfortable
by Anonymous
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short

Fits perfectly and comfortable however one of the seams is splitting.

Reviewed 10/5/2017
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comfortable fit for 50 mile rides but sizing seems to run a little small
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
southern Ohio
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short

The Elite In-R-Cool short has a very comfortable fit and maintains dryness and coolness for several hour rides in 80 degree temperatures. The seat chamois provides great cushioning without being bulky. The sizing seems to run a little small for Medium that I use with other shorts. The compression fit on thighs is snug but provides plenty of flex while riding.

Reviewed 9/25/2017
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The perfect short for me.
by Merlin
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR
Review for Pearl Izumi Men's Elite In-R-Cool Short

I've got more than a few pair of these in my closet at they have become my favorite short. They fit very well and seem to hold up after many washings. Add to that the economical price (especially on sale!) and you have a winner.

This has been my experience over more than a few years and the inevitable cosmetic changes from year to year. I will not hesitate getting another pair of these when the need arises!

Reviewed 9/25/2017
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